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Even though the official release date is not until March 1st, I upgraded BackTrack 5 to R2 today following this excellent guide.

But after the full upgrade I found that VMware Workstation was not working. Ah, the fun of being an early adopter. Time to patch and recompile the sourcesĀ  (thanks to Weltall for providing the patch).

Open a terminal, and enter the following commands:

prepare-kernel-sources
cd /tmp
wget http://weltall.heliohost.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz
tar vxzf vmware802fixlinux320.tar.gz
./patch-modules_3.2.0.sh

Voila. You should now be able to start VMware Workstation. Now update VMware tools in your VMware virtual machines, and you should be ready to go. Happy hacking!

8 Responses to “Fix VMware Workstation 8.0.2 on BackTrack 5 R2”

  1. damian

    will this address an issue with vmware tools installed on backtrack 5 r2 (virtual environment) or fix an issue with vmware workstion installed on backtrack 5 r2 as the host machine?

    I just upgraded my vmware workstation to 8.0.2 on my host and I am having issues upgrading the vmware tools in my backtrack 5 r2 kde x64 virtual environment.

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